Become a Makeup Artist with Online Training

Learn how to become a professional makeup artist with QC’s online programs.

You’ll get:

  • Professional and up-to-date course content
  • Full business training to prepare you for a new career—included in the Makeup Artistry, Master Makeup, Special FX, and Fashion courses
  • A professional starter kit with each course
  • An international certification when you complete your course
  • Exclusive makeup discounts from brands you know and love
  • Video training from celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson
  • One-on-one mentoring throughout your course from makeup pros
  • 50% off all additional courses so you can keep mastering your skills

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6 Professional Courses | Common Course Combos | QC’s Professional Tutors

BBB Accreditation | Money-Back Guarantee | Ready to Enroll?

QC offers 6 professional courses:

Whether you’re just starting out as a makeup artist or you’re a seasoned professional looking to expand your skills, QC has a program tailor-made just for you!

Each course has been developed by professional makeup artists working in the field. Assignments are designed to give you as much hands-on experience as possible.

Complete the courses at your own pace, and received personalized audio feedback from your tutor on all assignments. Use this feedback to improve your technique as you progress through the course!

Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1098

Save $300
Pay only $1098 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1298

Save $100
$258 deposit and 4 installments of $260 for a total of $1298

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Extended Installment Plan

$1398

Lowest Monthly Payments
$102 deposit and 12 installments of $108 for a total of $1398

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Save $300
Pay only $1098 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$258 deposit and 4 installments of $260 for a total of $1298

Lowest Monthly Payments
$102 deposit and 12 installments of $108 for a total of $1398

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1248

Save $300
Pay only $1248 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1448

Save $100
$288 deposit and 4 installments of $290 for a total of $1448

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Extended Installment Plan

$1548

Lowest Monthly Payments
$120 deposit and 12 installments of $119 for a total of $1548

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Save $300
Pay only $1248 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$288 deposit and 4 installments of $290 for a total of $1448

Lowest Monthly Payments
$120 deposit and 12 installments of $119 for a total of $1548

  All prices are in US dollars.

Makeup Artistry Course

Makeup Artistry

Learn the fundamentals of makeup artistry, daytime, bridal and evening makeup. Then, learn how to start your own freelance business.

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Master Makeup Artistry Course

Master Makeup Artistry

Learn everything in the Makeup Artistry course plus makeup for theater, movies, fashion shows, and photo shoots. This is QC’s most popular course!

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Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$998

Save $300
Pay only $998 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$1198

Save $100
$238 deposit and 4 installments of $240 for a total of $1198

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Extended Installment Plan

$1298

Lowest Monthly Payments
$98 deposit and 12 installments of $100 for a total of $1298

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Save $300
Pay only $998 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$238 deposit and 4 installments of $240 for a total of $1198

Lowest Monthly Payments
$98 deposit and 12 installments of $100 for a total of $1298

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $150

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$748

Save $150
Pay only $748 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$848

Save $50
$212 deposit and 3 installments of $212 for a total of $848

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Extended Installment Plan

$898

Lowest Monthly Payments
$114 deposit and 7 installments of $112 for a total of $898

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Save $150
Pay only $748 when you pay in full!

Save $50
$212 deposit and 3 installments of $212 for a total of $848

Lowest Monthly Payments
$114 deposit and 7 installments of $112 for a total of $898

  All prices are in US dollars.

Makeup Artistry plus Fashion Styling Course

Fashion Styling

Learn the ins-and-outs of fashion styling including how the profession has developed over time, style basics and fundamentals, how to build a brand, and how to work with clients.

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Master Makeup Artistry Course

Pro Makeup Workshop

If you are an experienced artist, take your skills to the next level with this advanced workshop. Learn directly from executive makeup artist Nathan Johnson, and use techniques he uses on celebrity clients!

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Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1048

Save $300
Pay only $1048 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$1248

Save $100
$248 deposit and 4 installments of $250 for a total of $1248

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Extended Installment Plan

$1348

Lowest Monthly Payments
$100 deposit and 12 installments of $104 for a total of $1348

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Save $300
Pay only $1048 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$248 deposit and 4 installments of $250 for a total of $1248

Lowest Monthly Payments
$100 deposit and 12 installments of $104 for a total of $1348

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1048

Save $300
Pay only $1048 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$1248

Save $100
$248 deposit and 4 installments of $250 for a total of $1248

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$1348

Lowest Monthly Payments
$100 deposit and 12 installments of $104 for a total of $1348

Enroll Now

Save $300
Pay only $1048 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$248 deposit and 4 installments of $250 for a total of $1248

Lowest Monthly Payments
$100 deposit and 12 installments of $104 for a total of $1348

  All prices are in US dollars.

Special FX Makeup Course

Special FX Makeup

Learn how to create ghoulish creatures, age characters, apply bald caps, simulate injuries, and much more.

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Airbrush Makeup Course

Airbrush Makeup Workshop

Learn how to use an airbrush to apply foundation, correct imperfections and create fantasy characters. You’ll receive your own airbrush & makeup with this course!

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Common Course Combinations

Upgrade your training!

Enroll in a course with QC Makeup Academy, and receive a 50% discount on any additional course! Use this amazing offer to expand your training and get an advantage over your competition!

You can choose to take advantage of the 50% offer at any time! Common course combinations include:

Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1897

Save $300
Pay only $1897 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$2097

Save $100
$417 deposit and 4 installments of $420 for a total of $2097

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Extended Installment Plan

$2197

Lowest Monthly Payments
$169 deposit and 12 installments of $169 for a total of $2197

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Save $300
Pay only $1897 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$417 deposit and 4 installments of $420 for a total of $2097

Lowest Monthly Payments
$169 deposit and 12 installments of $169 for a total of $2197

  All prices are in US dollars.


Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$1697

Save $300
Pay only $1697 when you pay in full!

Enroll Now

Accelerated Installment Plan

$1897

Save $100
$377 deposit and 4 installments of $380 for a total of $1897

Enroll Now

Extended Installment Plan

$1997

Lowest Monthly Payments
$149 deposit and 12 installments of $154 for a total of $1997

Enroll Now

Save $300
Pay only $1697 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$377 deposit and 4 installments of $380 for a total of $1897

Lowest Monthly Payments
$149 deposit and 12 installments of $154 for a total of $1997

  All prices are in US dollars.

Master Makeup Artistry +

Fashion Styling (at 50% off)

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Master Makeup Artistry +

Pro Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)

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The Expert Collection

Save Up To $300

Choose from one of three payment plans:

Full Payment Plan

$2895

Save $300
Pay only $2895 when you pay in full!

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Accelerated Installment Plan

$3095

Save $100
$615 deposit and 4 installments of $620 for a total of $3095

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Extended Installment Plan

$3195

Lowest Monthly Payments
$363 deposit and 12 installments of $236 for a total of $3195

Enroll Now

Save $300
Pay only $2895 when you pay in full!

Save $100
$615 deposit and 4 installments of $620 for a total of $3095

Lowest Monthly Payments
$363 deposit and 12 installments of $236 for a total of $3195

  All prices are in US dollars.

Master Makeup Artistry +

Pro Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)
Special FX Makeup (at 50% off)
Airbrush Makeup Workshop (at 50% off)

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Meet the Tutors

At QC Makeup Academy, you’ll get one-on-one mentoring and detailed feedback from your personal makeup tutor, a professional makeup artist in the industry

Nathan Johnson, Executive Makeup Artist

Nathan is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of industry experience. Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Paul McCartney, and more. His work has been featured in Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. He was a makeup artist on seasons four and five of Project Runway.

As the executive makeup artist for QC, Nathan is responsible for ensuring that all the course materials are in line with best industry practices. He’s also featured in the instructional videos for all of QC’s makeup courses.

Azzi Williams, Professional Makeup Artist

Azzi is a Sydney-based makeup artist with over 10 years of experience. Her career has taken her to exciting cities around the world including London, Barcelona, and Istanbul. Prior to launching her own successful business, Azzi worked as an international model. She credits her sharp eye for detail to her many years of experience in the modelling industry.

She has transformed countless models, dancers and actors, including Rihanna’s backup dancers!

Michele Mulkey, Special Effects Expert

With 14 years of experience working as a special effects makeup artist and prop maker in New York City and Los Angeles, Michele is the perfect tutor to introduce you to the world of special effects!

Throughout her career, Michele’s work has been featured in such feature films as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sin City, Seed of Chucky, Constantine, and more. She has also worked on CSI Miami, Firefly, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Charmed.

Pat Armstrong, Professional Makeup Artist

Pat has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in Ottawa, Canada since 1997. Pat has studied makeup artistry and worked in cosmetics with major lines like Lise Water, Shiseido, and Lancaster. She is known for her ability to make every client feel beautiful, special, and confident through her expertise and kind heart.

Some of her A-list clients include Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

BBB Accreditation

BBB Accredited

We know that some students are anxious about enrolling for a distance education course in makeup artistry. Rest assured that we have the highest possible consumer satisfaction standing (A+) with the Better Business Bureau. We’ve had thousands of satisfied students take our courses who are now running their own successful businesses. We hope you’ll be the next person to follow this path!

QC’s Money-Back Guarantee

We stand behind our quality courses. That’s why we offer a full money-back guarantee. From the day you receive your course materials, you have 21 days to review the makeup artistry course.

If you do not find that the course is a good fit for you, simply return the materials, unused, with a tracking number, and your course fees will be immediately refunded. All that we ask is that you call the School to receive shipping instructions.

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